Keep Virginia Blue rally/fundraiser

Join the Lexington and Rockbridge Democratic Committees for a Keep Virginia Blue Rally & Fundraiser on Sunday October 17 at 5 p.m. at Rockbridge Vineyard, 35 Hill View Lane, Raphine.

Special Guests:
Levar Stoney
Mayor of Richmond and former Secretary of the Commonwealth

State Senator R. Creigh Deeds

Delegate Sam Rasoul

Sam Soghor
Candidate for the 24th District House of Delegates

Music by Pete Farnham

Food available to purchase by Jamaican Cuisine

Cash Bar

Suggested Donation $20
At Door or Act Blue

RSVP to jclarke@ju.edu
(Not necessary but appreciated)

Join us for Labor Day in Buena Vista

May be an image of 3 people and people standing

Please join your fellow Democrats on Monday September 6 for Buena Vista’s 50th Annual Labor Day Parade and Speeches.

We will assemble at 9 a.m. near 23rd and Magnolia for the parade through downtown BV (a truck will be available to transport people who prefer to ride) and then gather at the Glen Maury Park pavilion at 11 a.m. for the candidates’ speeches.

Please wear your LexRock Democrats t-shirt if you have one. The t-shirts are currently available for a suggested donation of $15 at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson Street in Lexington, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Lexington Democratic Committee meets August 23

The Lexington Democratic Committee will meet Monday August 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Democratic Headquarters in Lexington, 11 South Jefferson Street.

New members are welcome. Voluntary annual dues are $20.

Please join us if you can as we discuss upcoming events and our campaign to elect our 2021 Democratic candidates: Sam Soghor for 24th District House of Delegates, Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor and Mark Herring for Attorney General.

Lexington Democratic Committee meets February 15

The Lexington Democratic Committee will meet virtually on Monday February 15 at 5:30 p.m.

We will be hearing from two candidates for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in the 2021 primary:-

–Andria McClellan: https://andriaforvirginia.com

–Xavier Warren: http://xavierforvirginia.com

New members are welcome.

Join the meeting on Zoom at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84322268204?pwd=b05weCtKVndGT0w1Z1lOa3RiaFhVdz09

Democratic Party of Virginia Caucus Update

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Democratic Party of Virginia has cancelled plans for in-person local caucuses to select delegates and alternates to the State Convention to select delegates and alternates to the Democratic National Convention now scheduled for August.
 
Instead the DPVA will conduct online caucuses from Saturday April 18 at 12:00PM until Monday April 20 at 7:00PM. All participants will need to pre-file with the Democratic Party of Virginia by 5:00PM on Thursday April 9.

Please see below for a link to the new Statewide Call to Caucus.

Click here for the DPVA Statewide Call to Virtual Caucus

Pre-Filing Forms:

Click here for the pre-filing form to be a State Delegate or Alternate

Click here for the pre-filing form to participate in a Presidential Caucus

As with most caucuses, if there aren’t more candidates than positions to fill, the caucus will be cancelled.

If you have any questions please contact political@vademocrats.org

Can you volunteer on Primary Day March 3?

First I want to remind everyone that Virginia’s Democratic Presidential Primary will be on Tuesday March 3 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting in Lexington will be at the Rockbridge Area Relief Association, 350 Spotswood Drive.
This is our chance to help choose the candidate to beat Donald Trump and lead Democrats to victory in 2020.
Because only the Democrats are holding a presidential primary in Virginia, this is an excellent opportunity for us Democrats to recruit many of the volunteers we will need to achieve that victory.
Weather permitting, we’ll need people with volunteer signup sheets to stand or sit at the entrances to both sidewalks leading to the polling station.
We would like to have volunteers for two-hour shifts especially for the following times:
— 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
–10 a.m. to noon
–Noon to 2 p.m.
–5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Please let me know ASAP what would work for you.
Thanks.
Gene Zitver, chair
Lexington Democratic Committee

Lexington Democratic Committee meets February 10

The bimonthly meeting of the Lexington Democratic Committee will be on Monday February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson Street in Lexington.
New members are welcome. Annual dues are $20 ($5 for students).

Lexington Democratic Committee Reorganization Caucus January 11

The Lexington Democratic Committees will hold an assembled caucus on Saturday January 11, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Express, 880 North Lee Highway, Lexington, for the purpose of electing members and officers for the 2020-2021 term.

A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., followed by the caucuses at 10 a.m. Nominations for the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and At-Large Officer will be taken at that time.

There will be a charge of $10 per person for the breakfast. Reservations for the breakfast are requested and may be made by contacting Michelle Watkins at lexrockvadems@gmail.com. You may participate in the 10 a.m. caucuses without having the breakfast.

Those wishing to participate will be required to sign a form pledging to support Democratic candidates and affirming that they are registered to vote in the City of Lexington.

A voluntary membership fee of $15 ($5 for students) will be collected.
The Rockbridge County Democratic Committee will meet separately at the same location and time.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Best wishes for the Holidays.
Gene Zitver, chair
Lexington Democratic Committee

Post-Election Review November 14

Join us on Thursday November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at LexRock Democratic Headquarters, 11 South Jefferson in Lexington, for a discussion of the results of the November 5 election and a look ahead to the 2020 elections.

Despite disappointment, Democrats win the day

We Democrats have a lot of victories to celebrate from Tuesday night.

But first of all, thanks to our Democratic House of Delegates candidate Christian Worth for running a strong, principled and tireless campaign. And thanks to her hard-working staff and to the hundreds of people who volunteered for and donated to her campaign. Although Christian came up short in the election, she made us proud.

–Democrat Creigh Deeds was overwhelmingly reelected to the State Senate.

–Democrat Leslie Ayers was elected Buffalo District Supervisor for Rockbridge County.

–Democrats flipped control of the Virginia State Senate AND the House of Delegates, and now control both bodies and the Governor’s Mansion for the first time since 1994.

–Despite the best efforts of Donald Trump, Democrat Andy Beshear defeated the Republican incumbent to become Governor of Kentucky.

–Democrats won a majority on the city council of Mike Pence’s hometown Columbus, Indiana, for the first time in nearly four decades.

Now it’s on to 2020!


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